Rehabilitation is an area of medicine that helps people improve their overall function and maximize independence after an illness, accident or other medical condition. Examples of people who might benefit from rehabilitation include people who have experienced:
- traumatic brain injuries
- spinal cord injuries
- amputations or
- mild muscle strains and sprains.
Rehabilitation can also help people with medical conditions they were born with such as spina bifida or muscular dystrophy.
Rehabilitation addresses many areas that are important in an individual’s life. It can help people improve their ability to walk or get around with a wheelchair, get dressed, go to the bathroom, communicate, and return to work or school. Rehabilitation can also help people return to their favorite activities, such as a sport or favorite hobby. Besides comprehensive programs for adults, our Pediatric Rehabilitation facilities are specialized for children with therapists concentrating in specific rehabilitation services for children.
Hennepin Rehabilitation is a collection of programs and services at Hennepin County Medical Center designed to help an individual with rehabilitation goals. The Hennepin Rehabilitation team is comprised of a variety of health care professionals from many different areas including physicians, nurses, psychologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, therapeutic recreation specialists, social workers and case managers.
Hennepin Rehabilitation is a team effort and the most important team members are the patient and their family.